Men and Weight Bibliography

    Note: Books can be found in libraries, bookstores, or by mail from:
    Amplestuff, P.O. Box 116, Bearsville, NY 12409 PH: 845-679-3316.
    Gurze Books, P.O. Box 2238, Carlsbad, CA 92018 PH: 800-756-7533.


Andersen, Arnold, Cohn, Leigh, and Holbrook, Thomas, MD. Making Weight: Men’s Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape and Appearance. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 2000.

Atrens, Dale M., PhD, Don’t Diet. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1988.

Beller, Anne Scott. Fat and Thin: A Natural History of Obesity. New York: Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 1977.

Bennett, William, MD, and Joel Gurin. The Dieter’s Dilemma: Why Diets Are Obsolete–the New Setpoint Theory of Weight Control. New York: Basic Books, 1982.

Berg, Frances M. The Health Risks of Weight Loss Excerpted from The Health Risks of Obesity Hettinger, ND: Healthy Living Institute, 1993.

Bruno, Barbara Altman, PhD. Worth Your Weight: What you can do about a weight problem. Bethel, CT: Rutledge Books, 1996.

Buono, Victor. It Could Be Verse. Nash Publishing, 1972. [Poetry]

Ernsberger, Paul, and Haskew, Paul. Rethinking Obesity: An Alternative View of its Health Implications Monograph of Journal of Obesity and Weight Regulation Vol 6, No. 2, Summer 1987.

Gaesser, Glenn A., PhD. Big Fat Lies: The truth about your weight and your health. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1996.

Garner, David W., PhD, and Wooley, Susan C., PhD. “Confronting the Failure of Behavioral and Dietary Treatments for Obesity“. Clinical Psychological Review 11 (1991), pp. 729-780.

Gossett, Harry. Fat Chance Alexandria, VA: Independent Hill Press, 1986.

Grosswirth, Marvin. Fat Pride New York: Jarrow Press, 1973.

Hall, Stephen S. “The Bully in the Mirror: Tormented by an unattainable ideal, boys are learning what girls have long known: it isn’t easy living in a ‘Baywatch’ world“. New York Times Magazine, August 22, 1999 pp. 31 ff.

Herrick, Janice. Royal Resources. Vendredi Enterprises, 1030 E. El Camino Real, #314, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
–Directory of products for large people.

Louderback, Lew. Fat Power: Whatever You Weigh Is Right. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1970.

Moore, Thomas J. Lifespan: Who Lives Longer and Why. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.

NAAFA, Inc. Size-Acceptance & Self-Acceptance. Sacramento, CA: NAAFA, Inc., 1995.

Omichinski, Linda. You Count, Calories Don’t: The HUGS plan for Better Health. Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1992.

Pinkwater, Daniel. The Afterlife Diet. New York: Random House, 1995. [Novel]

Pinkwater, Daniel. Chicago Days, Hoboken Nights. Newark, NJ: Addison Wesley, 1991.

Polivy, Janet & Herman, C. Peter. Breaking the Diet Habit. New York: Basic Books, 1983.

Pope, HG Jr., Phillips, KA, Olivardia, R. The Adonis Complex: the Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession. New York: Free Press, 2000.

Reed, Kit. Fat. Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.

Schroeder, Charles Roy. Fat is not a Four-letter Word. Chronimed, 1992.

Schwartz, Bob. Diets Don’t Work Breakthru. 1982.

Schwartz, Bob. Diets Still Don’t Work Breakthru, 1990.

Schwartz, Hillel. Never Satisfied: A Cultural History of Diets, Fantasies, and Fat. New York: Free Press, 1986.

Seligman, Martin E. P., Phd. What You Can Change…And What You Can’t: The Complete Guide to Successful Self-Improvement. New York: Fawcett-Columbine, 1993.

Sobal, Jeffery and Maurer, Donna, Eds. Food and Nutrition as Social Problems. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1995.

Sullivan, Judy. Size Wise: A Catalog of More than 1000 Resources for Living With Confidence and Comfort at Any Size. New York: Avon Books, 1997.

Summer, Nancy. Ample Hygiene for Ample People. Bearsville, NY: Willendorf Press, 1993.

Wyden, Peter. The Importance of Overweight. Wyden Books, 1965.

Young, Vinne. It’s Fun to be Fat. New York: A.A. Wyn, 1949.

Zakowich, Rick. Fat Chance. National Film Board of Canada, 1993. [Documentary video]


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